7 Days Istanbul Cappadocia Ephesus and Pamukkale Tour

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7 Days Istanbul Cappadocia Ephesus and Pamukkale tour by Plane and bus Visiting the best places in the best Four cities in Turkey with small guided groups. Our tours Departs Every day from Istanbul running all year.

1st day: Arrival to Istanbul

After your arrival to Ataturk (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it) Transfer to hotel. Free time and overnight at the hotel.

2nd day: Free day in Istanbul (Breakfast included)

After having open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have free day to explore Old City on your own. If you like to have guided tour, we can also arrange you Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour max with 6-8 people.

Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour (max 6-8 people) will cost 59 Usd per person instead of 90 Usd including English speaking guidance, entrance fees and lunch in local restaurant. (operates minimum with 2 people)

3rd day: Northern Cappadocia Tour (Lunch included)

Pick up from hotel early morning and transfer to airport to take a flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive to Istanbul Airport, please proceed to counter to do self check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark. After your arrival to airport, pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it.) Transfer you to join the Northern Cappadocia Tour. Visits to Goreme Panorama which has a stunning view of Goreme Village, land of fairy chimneys, Open Air Musesum which is the biggest monastery complex of the region. Then visiting Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage and Pasabag,(Fairy Chimney valley) which has mushroom like formed rocks and very interesting fairy chimney forms. We pass through the Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, walking along the Red River which is the longest river of Turkey and visiting small village very famous with its pottery workshops. Here, you will have a chance to see how the pottery is made and if you like you may also try. End of the day, going back to hotel bu passing through Love Valley which has incredible view. Arrival to hotel, free time and overnight in Cappadocia in cave hotel.

4th day: Southern Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)

Hot Air Balloon tour is optional for this morning.
Pick up from hotel around 09:30-10:00am by the tour guide and join the Southern Cappadocia Tour. Visiting Uchisar Castle which is the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley by exploring rock churches which saved early Christians from Roman prosecution. Arriving to Cavusin village as an ancient settlement of the region and you may see its cave residences. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visiting Kaymaklı Underground City as the widest of the Cappadocia and it was used by refugees or people running away from catastrophes. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous with its vine factories and stunning view. End of the tour, transfer to local bus station to take intercity Pamukkale bus (aprx. 10 hours) Overnight bus to Pamukkale.

ps. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.

5th day: Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)

Arrival to Pamukkale, pick up by the agent and transfer to hotel for couple of hours to freshen up. Then pick up by the agent around 10:30-11:00am and transfer to join to Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale has hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing and cooling water. It seems like cotton that’s why it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by Turks. Visit to Hierapolis Ancient City as a Unesco World Heritage Site and used to be visited by people to soothe their aliments during the retirement and also die there. As a refreshment, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. (Optional)
Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant.
End of the tour transfer to Cardak airport and take a flight to Istanbul. Arrival to airport, pick up by agent and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

6th day: Ephesus Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)

After breakfast at the hotel, pick up by the tour guide around 09:00-09:30am and starting to Ephesus Tour. Visits to Artemis Temple which used to be one of the 7 wonders of ancient world, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. Last visit to House of Virgin Mary where Virgin Mary spent her last 5 years before she died and recognized as a pilgrimage place by Vatican. End of the tour, transfer to airport to take a flight to Istanbul. Arrival to airport, pick up at the exit of first gate by an agent and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

7th day: Departure from Istanbul (Breakfast included)

According to flight time, transfer to Ataturk (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), You will do self check-in. End of our service.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONAirport
DEPARTURE TIMEArrival Time
INCLUDED
LunchAirplane Tickets
Professional GuideMuseum Fees
Airport Transfer
NOT INCLUDED
Personal expenses
Guide gratuity

Notes:

  • Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
  • Single traveler should pay 40% extra for this trip.
  • Domestic flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
  • Due to weather conditions if  your balloon tour  is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
  • If your international departure or arrival flight is from Sabiha Gokcen Airport, we can provide airport transfers with a little extra cost. Please remind it to tour consultant.

Maximum tour group sizes:

  • Cappadocia tours group size maximum 15 people
  • Ephesus tour group size maximum 15 people

1) Tour Package with comfort hotels

Hotels:

  • Istanbul: Uyan Hotel (Deluxe Room) or Dossa Dossi Old City Hotel (Standard Room)
  • Cappadocia: Historical Goreme House (Suite Room) or Holiday Cave Hotel (Suite Room) or Explorer Cave Hotel (Suite Room)
  • Kusadasi: Charisma Deluxe Hotel (Standard Room) or Double Tree by Hilton (Standard Room) or La Vista Boutique Hotel (Standard room)

Price: Per person 809 USD with credit card or 770 USD with cash payment

2) Tour Package with economical hotels

Hotels:

  • stanbul: Uyan Hotel (Standard Room) or Hotellino (Standard Room) or Orka Royal Hotel (Standard Room)
  • Cappadocia: Dervish Cave House (Standard Room) or Historical Goreme House (Standard Room) or Holiday Cave Hotel (Standard Room) or Explorer Cave Hotel (Standard Room) or Castle Cave House (Standard Room)
  • Kusadasi: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Standard Room) or Efe Boutique Hotel (Standard Room) or Hotel by Karaaslan Inn (Standard room) or Celsus Boutique Hotel (Standard Room)

Price: Per person 700 USD with credit card or 670 USD with cash payment

Itinerary

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1st day: Arrival to Istanbul

After your arrival to Ataturk (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it) Transfer to hotel. Free time and overnight at the hotel.

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2nd day: Free day in Istanbul

After having open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have free day to explore Old City on your own. If you like to have guided tour, we can also arrange you Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour max with 6-8 people.

3

3rd day: Northern Cappadocia Tour

Pick up from hotel early morning and transfer to airport to take a flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive to Istanbul Airport, please proceed to counter to do self check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark. After your arrival to airport, pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it.) Transfer you to join the Northern Cappadocia Tour. Visits to Goreme Panorama which has a stunning view of Goreme Village, land of fairy chimneys, Open Air Musesum which is the biggest monastery complex of the region. Then visiting Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage and Pasabag,(Fairy Chimney valley) which has mushroom like formed rocks and very interesting fairy chimney forms. We pass through the Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, walking along the Red River which is the longest river of Turkey and visiting small village very famous with its pottery workshops. Here, you will have a chance to see how the pottery is made and if you like you may also try. End of the day, going back to hotel bu passing through Love Valley which has incredible view. Arrival to hotel, free time and overnight in Cappadocia in cave hotel.

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4th day: Southern Cappadocia Tour

Hot Air Balloon tour is optional for this morning.
Pick up from hotel around 09:30-10:00am by the tour guide and join the Southern Cappadocia Tour. Visiting Uchisar Castle which is the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley by exploring rock churches which saved early Christians from Roman prosecution. Arriving to Cavusin village as an ancient settlement of the region and you may see its cave residences. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visiting Kaymaklı Underground City as the widest of the Cappadocia and it was used by refugees or people running away from catastrophes. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous with its vine factories and stunning view. End of the tour, transfer to local bus station to take intercity Pamukkale bus (aprx. 10 hours) Overnight bus to Pamukkale.

ps. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.

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5th day: Pamukkale Tour

Arrival to Pamukkale, pick up by the agent and transfer to hotel for couple of hours to freshen up. Then pick up by the agent around 10:30-11:00am and transfer to join to Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale has hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing and cooling water. It seems like cotton that’s why it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by Turks. Visit to Hierapolis Ancient City as a Unesco World Heritage Site and used to be visited by people to soothe their aliments during the retirement and also die there. As a refreshment, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. (Optional)
Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant.
End of the tour transfer to Cardak airport and take a flight to Istanbul. Arrival to airport, pick up by agent and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

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6th day: Ephesus Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, pick up by the tour guide around 09:00-09:30am and starting to Ephesus Tour. Visits to Artemis Temple which used to be one of the 7 wonders of ancient world, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. Last visit to House of Virgin Mary where Virgin Mary spent her last 5 years before she died and recognized as a pilgrimage place by Vatican. End of the tour, transfer to airport to take a flight to Istanbul. Arrival to airport, pick up at the exit of first gate by an agent and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

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7th day: Departure from Istanbul

According to flight time, transfer to Ataturk (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), You will do self check-in. End of our service.

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